Iranian actress who converted to Christianity now faces prison after asylum bid rejected by Sweden
Aideen Strandsson will likely be thrown in jail – where ‘torture and rape is common’ – if she returns to Iran as a punishment for leaving the religion of Islam
An actress who converted from Islam to Christianity before moving to Sweden may be deported after being told: “It’s your problem you became a Christian.”
Iranian Aideen Strandsson faces prison if she returns to Iran because she was once a Muslim.
But Sweden’s migration board has rejected her claim for asylum despite giving protected identities to 150 former ISIS fighters so they can find jobs.
Lawyer Gabriel Donner said: “Torture and rape is common in Iranian prisons.”
Aideen, 37, added: “Immigration said to me, ‘It’s not our problem if you decided to become a Christian’.”
Deporting asylum seekers to countries where they face danger is a violation of the Geneva convention on refugees.
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